Book Review: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

By | June 3, 2013

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I’ve always been a fan of Sophie Kinsella’s writing and novels, ever since I’ve gotten my hand on the first Shopaholic book. Therefore, you can understand how happy I was to get my hands on a copy of her latest novel, Wedding Night. To me, a Sophie Kinsella novel always meant laughter: tears streaming out of your eyes and laughing out loud in the middle of the night when you are supposed to be reading quietly in bed kind of laughter.

In this book, Lottie is disappointed when a marriage proposal she was expecting doesn’t happen so she decides to marry her rebound guy who also happens to be her first teenage love and spend their honeymoon in Ikonos where they first met, two weeks after her break up with the guy she wanted to actually propose. Fliss, Lottie’s older sister whose in the middle of a very bitter divorce war decides she couldn’t allow her sister to consummate her marriage in order to enable her to get an annulment instead of a divorce and actually follows the happy couple to Ikonos to wreck the honeymoon.

It was a very easy and quick read, but I can’t say I enjoyed it much. For one thing, Fliss was so annoying you could reach inside the book and strangle her. How dare anyone interfere in other people’s lives that way even if they thought they had their best interest at heart. Another thing, there is this whole fire incident in the past that is well-played in the prologue and comes back again in the end but then it ends on very feeble notes. The thing that I was looking for, laughing out loud, didn’t happen though. I did crack a smile or two but this time I wasn’t laughing. This book is certainly my least favourite Kinsella Book.


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